This is my first post on allnurses.com, so please me gentle
I am a 2nd semester nursing student at a major hospital in Los Angeles. We are just starting our med-surge rotation on a hem-onc floor.
Prepping to care for a 44 yo female with AML who finished a round of chemo and is on neutropenic precautions.
WBC were 1.3-2.7, then suddenly dropped to: "@LP 0.5" after a week of chemo, and have been "LP <0.5" since. Chemo round ended 4 days ago.
What does LP mean? I've never seen this on a lab value before, and none of my classmates seem to know either. Platelets have also dropped to an "LP" level of low, guessing it means something extremely low?